[Homeroast] Astoria auto-fill problem

sci scizen at gmail.com
Sun May 1 10:01:00 CDT 2016

Your hunch was correct! Thanks for the help. I got the auto-fill probe from
EspressoParts, installed, and all is going well now. Descaled  and
installed a new vacuum breaker valve. The machine auto fills to a lower
boiler level now, so I tried pulling the probe up .5 inch. Maybe this probe
is a touch longer?? I didn't compare to the old when installing.  When I
manually fill the boiler to the level I desire (kinda high), it reverts
back to a lower level. How does one make the machine auto fill to the level
I want?
One other question if you don't mind...what's the easiest way to change out
the portafilter gasket in the group head? That thing is hard and buried.

Regardless, I pulled some nice shots in my new triple basket with a naked
portafilter. Life is good.


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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:46:42 -0400
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The simplest thing to check is the auto fill probe. If it's corroded it may
not be sensing the water level properly.

To troubleshoot take the connector off the probe and touch the boiler.  If
everything else is working the pump should stop.

Another problem could be that the water in the boiler is too pure and can't
conduct enough to sense the water level.


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